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Oct. 29, 1946. RR. JUST 2,410,217 SUPPORT FOR SHEER SHEARING APPARATUS ' Filed March 31, 1944 - ' 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 ‘0 \“ \ ‘+ N ‘ v q t‘) / ‘0% ‘r o \ ‘D h 1,“ k g‘) w \\ \ ‘F ‘F? C u l 0 nl “Q \ ¥ J "\ *1- ‘Q @ m ‘b\ Q Inventor Attorneys Oct. 29, 1946. R. R. JlVJST 2,410,217 SUPPORT FOR SHEEP SHEARING APPARATUS Filed March 31, 1944 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 48~ "42 476:9‘ f8 '78 ' WWWW Oct. 29', 1946. 2,410,217 R. R.‘ JUST SUPPORT FOR SHEEP SHEARING APPARATUS Filed March 51, 4 Sheets-Sheet s E5 . - I jazfwé?. JEAS'Z'" M . ‘MW Inventor ) Oct. 29, 1946. ' 2,410,217 R. R. JUST SUPPORT FOR SHEEP SHEARING APPARATUS Filed March 31, 1944 /9 2/ 241 2; '~ 4 Sheets-Shee’o 4 Inventor Patented Oct. 29, 1946 ' 2,410,217 UNITED ‘STATE s PATENT OFFICE‘ 2,410,217 SUPPORT FOR SHEEPSHEARING APPARATUS Ralph E. Just, Salem, Oreg. Application March 31, 1944, Serial No. 529,021 3 Claims. 1 _ This invention relates to new and useful im provements in sheep shearing apparatus, the principal object being to provide a portable out ?t adapted to be handily operated from a pick up truck or trailer. - Another important object of the invention is to provide a portable sheep shearing machine incorporating a turntable, to the end, that the (01. 248-2) 2 permit longitudinal sliding action of the plat form 9 on the rails. - The apparatus further encompasses the turn table'assembly I l which consists of a frame shown in Figure 3 made up of a pair of channeled bars I2, I12 ‘connected at a pair of its adjacent ends by converging channeled members l3. A utility drawer I4 is slidable into the opposite end por tion of the frame. apparatus can be turned to either side of the Upon the platform 9 is a circular track l5 upon carrier vehicle in order to meet various working 10 which grooved wheels I6, l1 and I8 carried by conditions.- ~ Still another important object of the invention is to provide a portable sheep shearing apparatus the frame l2, l3 ride. - The wheel I8 is mounted on a short shank l9 projecting from the frame l2, l3 and this is strad dled by a fork 20 at the lower end of a stem 2| means for the usual ?exible shearing shafts, to which is vertically slidable through a table top the end that they will always be held in proper 22forming part of the turntable assembly II. position yet out of the way of the workmen. The stem 2| is slidably disposed through an aper A further important object of the invention is tured ear 23 on the merging portion of the mem to provide an apparatus of the character de bers l3, l3 and a coiled compression spring 24 20 scribed in which a shear sharpening element is interposed between the ear 23 and a second operates in conjunction with the mechanism of ear 25 on the upper portion of the same parts the apparatus. l3. The yoke 20 is engageable into recesses in a Other objects and advantages of the invention keeper plate 26 which is secured to the platform will become apparent to the reader of the fol 25 9 (see Figure 6). The upper end of the stern 2| lowing description. is provided with a knob 21 whereby the detent In the drawings can be easily operated. It can be seen that ad Figure 1 represents a top plan view. ditional keeper plates 26a and 26b are provided Figure 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view so that the turntable assembly can be swung from through the apparatus. Figure 3 is a top plan view of the apparatus 30 the position shown in Figure 2 to either a right or left lateral disposition. with the table and mechanism supported thereby The turntable assembly H has a stub shaft 28 removed, but showing the chassis structure of depending from the table top 22 and this is dis the table. posed into a socket bearing 29 rising from the Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken platform 9. on the line 4--4 of Figure 3. The turntable top 22 suports a power plant 30 Figure 5 is a perspective exploded vew showing which includes adjustable telescopic supporting having a drive shaft 3| disposed through spaced bearings 32, 33. This drive shaft 3| carries a pair of pulleys 34, 35,0ver which belts 3B, 31 are Figure 6 is a fragmentary detailed sectional 40 trained. These passing over further pulleys 38, .view showing the detent for the table. 39, ‘respectively, ‘located on shafts 40, 4|, respec Figure 7 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional tively. The ‘usual shearing shafts (?exible) are view through the adjusting means and one of attached to the shafts 40, 4! and are supported by hanger assemblies generally referred to by nu the telescoping hanger bars. Figure 8 is a fragmentary detailed sectional merals 42. At this point, it can be seen that the outer end view taken substantially on the line 8-8 of Fig of the shaft 3| is provided with a sharpening ure 1. stone 43, so that the shears (not shown) can be Referring to the drawings wherein like numer conveniently sharpened at the site of use. als designate like parts, it can be seen that nu the various details employed in conjunction with one of the shearing table supporting assemblies. Each of the hanger assemblies 42 consists of an elongated bar 44 formed with a plurality of open lugs 46 adjacent its outer end and at its outer end a depending shank 41 is provided with a longitu allel supporting rails 8, 8. dinal bore for receiving an eye-bolt 48, this be Numeral 9 denotes a platform having depend ing saddles l0 slidably embracing the rails 8 to 55 ing equipped with a nut 49. Through the eye of eral 5 denotes the bed of a truck or trailer upon which is a wagon'body 6 upon which parallel sup porting bars ‘I, ‘I are located and bridged by par 3 52,410,217 4 the eye-bolt is disposed the usual ?exible shear ing cable (not shown). While the foregoing speci?cation sets forth the invention in speci?c terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter. Having described the invention, what is The other end of the bar 44 is bifurcated as at 55 to pivotally engage an ear 51 located on a collar 52 which is adapted to be disposed onto a riser 53 rising from a plate 54 attached to the platform 9. A cotter key 55 prevents rising of the collar 52. On the bar 44 is a slidable collar 56 at the openings 56 and this collar is formed with open ings 5'! which are registrable with the openings 46 and the bar 44. A spring wire ring 5'!’ on the claimed as new is: 1. In apparatus of the class described, a hori 10 zontal support, and shearer cable hanger means comprising a pair of elongated hanger bars in clining upwardly from said support adjacent op posite sides thereof and having lower ends piv bar 45 has an arm 58 provided with a depending ?nger 59 which is adapted to be inserted through oted on said support whereby said bars are ad registering openings 57, 46 to secure the collar 15 justable laterally and vertically into different set 56 in a de?nite position on the bar 44. positions, and means to adjust said hanger bars To permit adjusting of the bar 44 to different comprising a pair of horizontal raised bars ?xed on said support intermediate said pair of hanger sustaining bar generally referred to by numeral bars, a pair of extensible sustaining bars hinged 55 (see Figure 5) is provided, this consisting of 20 ly connected to said hanger bars adjacent the a pair of telescopic tubes SI, 52, the tube 62 hav. upper ends thereof and also hinged to said par ing openings 63 therein to receive the ?nger 64 allel bars, a pair of brace bars pivoted tothe of an arm 55, which projects through an open hinged connection of the sustaining bars and also cable hanging positions, it can be seen, that a ing in the tube 6i and into any one of the open ings 63. slidably connected to said parallel bars, and 25 bridging means extending between said hinged The upper end of the section 62' is provided connections. . with an apertured lug 66 which is adapted to 2. In apparatus of the class described, a hori~ match the apertured lug 67 of a brace bar 68 zontal support, and shearer cable hanger means and through these lugs 66, 61 is disposed a bolt comprising a pair of elongated hanger bars in 69, this bolt also passing through an eye-bolt 10, 30 clining upwardly ‘from said support adjacent op the eye-bolt 18, in turn, passing through an ap posite sides thereof and having lower ends piv ertured lug ‘H on the collar 56. The eye-bolt ‘i0 oted on said support whereby said bars are ad is provided with a nut 12. It can also be seen justable laterally and vertically into different set that a telescopic bridge member 73 made up of positions, and means to adjust said hanger bars telescopic sections l4, 15 has its outer end bi 35 comprising a pair of horizontal raised bars ?xed furcated and perforated to span the lugs ll of on said support intermediate said pair of hang the collars 56 and have the eye-bolt 10 pass er bars, a pair of extensible sustaining bars therethrough. The section 74 has an opening hingedly connected to said hanger bars adjacent through which a pin or the like 76 is disposed and the upper ends thereof and also hinged to said this pin can be disposed through any one of the 40 parallel bars, a pair of brace bars pivotedto the openings ‘ll located in the section 15. hinged connection'of the sustaining bars and also A stationary frame consisting of raised paral slidably connected to said parallel bars, and lel bars ‘l8, 18 are disposed over the platform 9. bridging means extending between said hinged A tie-bolt passes through these frame members connections and comprising telescopic sections. '58,, '15, and has nuts 19 at its ends which serve to 45 3. In apparatus of the class described, a hori secure hinge plates 8.!) in place. These hinge zontal support, and shearer cable hanger means plates being located at the inner ‘ends of the tel comprising a pair of elongated hanger bars in escopic sections 61. (See Figures land 5.) clining upwardly from said-support adjacent op The stationary frame members 18, 18 each has posite sides thereof and having lower ends piv a collar 89 (see Figures 1 and 5) and each col oted on said support whereby said bars are ad“ lar 81 has an ear 82 for attachment ‘to the cor justable laterally and vertically into different set responding ear 83 on the aforementioned bar 63. positions, and means to-‘adjust said hanger bars Thus it can be seen, that the hanger assem comprising a pair of horizontal raised bars ?xed blies’42 by means of the detcnts 58, 65, theihinges. on said support intermediatesaid pair of hanger and pivotal connections, are capable of being ad- . bars, a pair of extensible sustaining bars hinged justed to suspend shearing cables, which are ly connected to said hanger barsyadjacent the flexible, in any manner convenient to the work upper ends thereof and also hinged to said paral men. . lel bars, a ,pair of brace bars pivoted to the Further it can be seen, that the assembly can hinged connections of the sustaining bars and be rotated so as to project from one side or the 60 also slidably connected to said parallel bars, and other of the vehicle or swung to the non-use po bridging means extending between said hinged sition shown in Figure 2. To project from the rear of the vehicle, the apparatus need only be shifted rearwardly on the rails 8, 8 to project‘ over the rear of the vehicle. connections and comprising telescopic sections, said hinged connections being slidable on said hanger bars into different setpositions. 65 RALPH R. JUST.